September 2013 Sightings

Allan R. Loudell

Cape May Bird Observatory Garden, south Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Absence of Monarchs and Common Buckeyes is stunning.

Finally, two American Ladies, though.

Pleased to see American Snout, not always here.

Didn’t see any Cloudless Sulphurs in the CMBO Garden, but saw several dozen along and over the highway driving in and driving out in Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem Counties.

  • Black Swallowtail 10
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Vincent Corsello

Appalachian Trail Lands From County Route Rt 517 To State Route 94,Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Viceroy 16
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 23
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Dennis Holmes

Along Road 20 near the top of Mt Ashland over to where it crosses the PCT.
Jackson County, OR

  • Western White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Blue Copper 15
  • Hoary Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Branded Skipper 4

Hoary Comma

Hoary Comma

Dennis Holmes

10.5 miles north of Weed along the west side of Hwy 97.
Siskiyou County, CA

Their host plant, Eriogonum nudum is in full bloom.

  • Becker's White 2
  • Dotted Blue 2
  • Melissa Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 10
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Northern White-Skipper 4
  • Juba Skipper 4
  • Common Branded Skipper 2
  • Sandhill Skipper 2

Mormon Metalmark

Mormon Metalmark

Steven Glynn

Francis Marion National Forest
Berkeley County, SC

Part of NABA count

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Little Yellow abundant
  • Sleepy Orange 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Little Metalmark 10
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Carolina Satyr abundant
  • Georgia Satyr 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Byssus Skipper 8
  • Dun Skipper 4
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 9
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper abundant
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Georgia Satyr

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Little Metalmark

Gemmed Satyr

Kyle Gawryluk

3872 Gold St OMaha, NE 68105
Douglas County, NE

I have 3 monarchs that frequent my butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii). Rescued a swallowtail out of a puddle.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch 3

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Viceroy 17
  • Hackberry Emperor 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Jim Wilkinson

Walnut Grove & Fringer Roads, west of Taneytown
Carroll County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 1

Red-spotted Purple

Sleepy Orange

Monarch

Jim Wilkinson

Corner of Keymar & Good Intent Roads
Frederick County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • American Copper 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Least Skipper 2

American Copper

Henry Kindervatter

69 Wood Drive, Holland, PA
Bucks County, PA

While trying to get a picture of a Zabulon female, suddenly a well-worn Giant Swallowtail came and perched on my butterfly bush. Perhaps the first recorded this year in Bucks County? Well worn - it has been around awhile.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Giant Swallowtail

Zabulon Skipper

James Fleullan

Savannah-Ogeechee Canal
Chatham County, GA

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Zebra Heliconian

Henry Halama

Amagansett
Suffolk County, NY

During my stay in Amagansett from 9/ 3 to 9/10 I observed the following butterflies on Eastern South Fork: Only one Monarch was migrating along the Beach and 2 additional were observed nectaring. The highlight were 4 Shearwaters quite close to the beach.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • American Copper
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Swarthy Skipper
  • Least Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Long Dash
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

The White M Hairstreak was very worn so white spot at center of hind wing’s leading edge hard to see, but the bright blue upper side was visible several times in flight

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Sachem 10
  • Dun Skipper 1

White M Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 15
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Spicebush Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Warren A. Jacobs

Fulmer Rd Lower Frederick Twp
Montgomery County, PA

Most likely not the same individual I saw here on Aug. 7

  • Sleepy Orange 1

Sleepy Orange

Brett Budach

KSU Gardens
Riley County, KS

Spent some time between classes observing pollinators in the KSU Gardens. I will note that there is an established breeding population of Gulf Fritillaries in the gardens this year, thanks to the huge fence of Passiflora incarnata on the NW side of the gardens parking lot.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper abundant
  • Sachem abundant
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper common
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Mike Treffert, Joe Carter, Chrissy McClarren, and Andy Reago

Cliff Cave County Park
St. Louis County, MO

  • Phaon Crescent 1

Jeffrey Glassberg

High Point State Park
Sussex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Leonard's Skipper 10
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Vincent Corsello

Wawayanda Lake,Wawayanda State Park,Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Dun Skipper 1

Nils Helstrom

Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

My count for Hackberry Emperors and Cloudless Sulphurs… first I’ve seen this year for both… is conservative, there were many “fly bys”. Also excluded a couple of skippers that did not rest long enough to have a look at! Orange Sulphurs very abundunt.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White many
  • Orange Sulphur many
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • American Copper 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 5
  • Tawny Emperor 1

American Copper

Ray J. Erickson

Champlain Country Club, St. Albans, VT
Franklin County, VT

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Dianne Keller

South of Hilt on Hilt-Hungary Creek Road
Siskiyou County, CA

  • Mormon Metalmark 1

Michael Diederich

Spring Road Butterfly Garden, Spring Road, Chappaqua, New York
Westchester County, NY

Second Sighting of the Giant Swallowtail at this location for 2013.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Steven Glynn

West of Cohansey River
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Bronze Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Variegated Fritillary abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper common
  • Sachem common

Variegated Fritillary

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Steven Rosenthal

Lido Passive Nature Preserve, Point Lookout/Lido Beach
Nassau County, NY

two cloudless sulphurs were right at the parking area when i arrived going from plant to plant, they then flew off and tangled in the air for several minutes, and returned. the one closest was observed laying eggs on the pea plants that are in with the grass plantings.

also saw two monarchs, which seems to be the average for the last few visits, way down from last yr, and their buttefly bushes are fading fast.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2

Vincent Corsello

Wawayanda Lake,Wawayanda State Park,Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Carole Mebus

Mariton Wildlife Preserve
Northampton County, PA

A praying mantis devoured a tiger swallowtail. It started first with the head, then worked on the body and let the wings drop. It was such an interesting sight, and I felt privileged to be there to observe it.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem common
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Red Admiral

Ocola Skipper

American Snout

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman St. Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Alan Wells
60 +, bright sun
First week since June 8 that no Appalachian Browns were seen

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Pearl Crescent 26
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Todd Eiben

Euclid Creek Reservation
Cuyahoga County, OH

This is a weekly survey. This is the most butterflies I have seen at one time in this park since I started doing the survey back in 2002. It is the most by nearly 200 butterflies! The plant Ageratina Altissima has expanded tremendously throughout the park over the years, especially the last 2 years. The butterflies seem to love it as it blooms white for nearly the entire month of September. This was a great 2 hours in the field after a very disappointing and down year surveying!

  • Cabbage White 77
  • Clouded Sulphur 58
  • Orange Sulphur 46
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 21
  • Pearl Crescent 86
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 21
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 53
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 165
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 29
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 7

Andrew Block

Buckhorn Lake, Unadilla,
Otsego County, NY

  • Cabbage White 3
  • White Admiral 2

Thomas Jantscher and Chris Edwards

Shimek State Forest - Croton Unit east section
Lee County, IA

Sightings recorded over 4 hours and 5 minutes between 9:05 am and 1:20 pm.
Habitat: Roadsides through hilly mature oak-hickory forest with a few streams (dry due to drought)
Weather: 73F - 92F, mostly cloudy - mostly sunny, mostly calm

Larve in photo is probably Common Buckeye.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 32
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 51
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 25
  • Pearl Crescent 112
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Gray Comma 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Least Skipper 33
  • Delaware Skipper 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 18

Dun Skipper

Thomas Jantscher and Chris Edwards

Rand Park flower gardens, City of Keokuk
Lee County, IA

Sightings recorded from 3:55 - 4:10 pm and 4:50 pm - 5:30 pm.
Weather: 96F - 96F, partly sunny, some light wind
Habitat: Multi-bed public flower garden at park in residential neighborhood on Mississippi River bluff.

Also recorded one Red-banded Hairstreak (see photos). As far as we know, this is a state record for Iowa!

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 53
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Sachem 17
  • Dun Skipper 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Vincent Corsello

Appalachian Trail Lands From Canal Rd To State Rt 94,Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

  • Giant Swallowtail 10
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 36
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 28
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Viceroy 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Jim Wilkinson

Cedarville State Forest
Charles County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Sleepy Orange

Warren A. Jacobs

Fulmer Rd Lower Frederick Twp
Montgomery County, PA

Unusual sighting here.. Third this year. A pair this time.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2

Giant Swallowtail

Tom Fiore

Floyd Bennett Field, south Brooklyn
Kings County, NY

Relatively short survey but covering a lot of acreage; one Com. Buckeye was the only nymphalid species noticed, unusual for this site in early Sept.! Monarchs seem as low as have almost ever been in recent times: hope for more as autumn comes along; but nice to see Swarthy Skipper hanging in - in modest numbers; no Fiery Skipper definitively seen, but with over 250 Sachems to sort through, maybe a few Fierys did sneak past! The one Peck’s Skipper seen looked very fresh. Plenty of flowers, both planted (non-natives) & wild (some native), yet not the butterflies to match the numbers of blooms, on this brief visit. Weather was good & very sunny, a bit breezy though for photography. Some habitat at this big site is under stress, and also some is dumbly-mowed to quarter inch height for no reason beyond a worker getting paid to mow. Many butterflies as usual found in the well-planted - & often watered - community gardens section, some also in lingering tall-grass and wildflower habitats!

  • Black Swallowtail 5+
  • Cabbage White 25+
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 12+
  • American Copper 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 3+
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 250+
  • Zabulon Skipper 7+

Linda Cooper

Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area
Orange County, FL

Lots of wildflowers continue. 10:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Cloudy most of day. One Cuban Crescent worn, one fresher. Linda Cooper

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 10
  • Giant Swallowtail 29
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 35
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 75
  • Cloudless Sulphur 110
  • Little Yellow 20
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Cuban Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 40
  • Viceroy 8
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Georgia Satyr 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Queen 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 22
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 13
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 12
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 13
  • Ocola Skipper 32

Georgia Satyr

White Peacock

Cuban Crescent

Jeanette Klodzen

Summit Park Peak Trail
Wasatch County, UT

  • Mormon Metalmark 1

Allan R. Loudell

Along Dutch Neck Road (mostly marshy area) and path along the C & D Canal - south of Delaware City
New Castle County, DE

First Painted Lady and Common Buckeye of the year!

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 22
  • Orange Sulphur 20, inc. 1 white form
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Bronze Copper 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 10
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 12
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 40+

Rich Kelly, Seth Ausubel, Patricia Aitken

Jones Beach State Park
Nassau County, NY

Large number of Salt Marsh Skippers in planted flower beds.
Monarch number terrible for this location and time of year.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 125
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 30

Vincent Corsello

Apartment Complex,Hardyston
Sussex County, NJ

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1

Vincent Corsello

Appalachian Trail Lands From Canal Road To State Route 94,Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 10
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 42
  • Clouded Sulphur 25
  • Orange Sulphur 18
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 56
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 10

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 12
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Common Checkered-Skipper

John Lampkin

High Point State Park, (shale barrens)
Sussex County, NJ

With Jane Lampkin. 74 & windy.
Although Leonard’s Skipper is often associated with purple flowers as a nectar source, we found ours on white asters and White Boneset as well as knapweed. (see pic)

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Leonard's Skipper 5

Leonard's Skipper

Ronald Hedden

Back yard in Lubbock
Lubbock County, TX

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue C
  • Common Sootywing C

Common Sootywing

Matthew O'Donnell

Meadowood Special Recreation Area
Fairfax County, VA

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 20
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Carolina Satyr

William H Roth

Deltona
Volusia County, FL

Sighted these on Lantana growing in my backyard.

  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Long-tailed Skipper abundant

Long-tailed Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Roxbury Road, Victory Lane to Edgewoods Way
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 10

Common Checkered-Skipper

Painted Lady

Common Buckeye

John Lampkin

Rockland Country Club Golf Course
Rockland County, NY

Periodic survey.
With Jane Lampkin & Groundskeeper Matt Ceplo
70, sunny
Finally, a single Fiery Skipper,
Finding a Tawny-edged amongst abundant worn Sachems took some luck and careful looking.
New brood of Pecks covered Agastache. Stunning.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 95
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 65

Fiery Skipper

James Fleullan

Harris Neck NWR
Liberty County, GA

Lifer Little Metalmark and Phaon Crescent. Good day for leps.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 30
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 15

Phaon Crescent

Phaon Crescent

Little Metalmark

Ceraunus Blue

john heyse

Slaughter Beach
Sussex County, DE

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1+
  • Aaron's Skipper 1+
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1+

john heyse

Lavender Fields, Milton,Sussex, DE
Sussex County, DE

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1+
  • Orange Sulphur 1+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1+
  • Pearl Crescent 1+
  • Common Buckeye 1+
  • Red-spotted Purple 1+
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1+
  • Sachem 1+
  • Zabulon Skipper 1+

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Sachem common
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Eastern Comma

Pipevine Swallowtail

Painted Lady

John Heyse

Lewes
Sussex County, DE

Eufala skipper. Rather far north for this species. It took me nearly a year to ID it.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Andrew Block

10 Commerce Dr., New Rochelle,
Westchester County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Vincent Corsello

Wawayanda Lake,Wawayanda State Park,Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

The Bronze Copper was a fresh female.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2

Jim Wilkinson

Hopewell Neighborhood, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4

Warren A. Jacobs

Cuddy Park, Lower Frederick Twp
Montgomery County, PA

Extremely unusual sighting. Appeared very fresh.

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

James Fleullan

Harris Neck NWR
Liberty County, GA

Lifer Delaware Skipper.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Zebra Heliconian 9
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 18
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 13

Gulf Fritillary

Barred Yellow

Zebra Heliconian

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Long-tailed Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Delaware Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

Little Metalmark

Miriam Pickens

Maasta Hiito trails, Hancock
Houghton County, MI

a beautiful sunny day, 60’s. Just rained the days before

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 2
  • Northern Crescent 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Northern Crescent

American Copper

Jeffrey Glassberg

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Southern Dogface 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 10
  • Lyside Sulphur 25
  • Little Yellow 20
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Clytie Ministreak 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 15
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • Rounded Metalmark 2
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 2
  • American Snout 325
  • Gulf Fritillary 25
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Mexican Fritillary 5
  • Bordered Patch 45
  • Crimson Patch 15
  • Elada Crescent 6
  • Texan Crescent 14
  • Pale-banded Crescent 2
  • Vesta Crescent 7
  • Phaon Crescent 30
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • White Peacock 8
  • Mexican Bluewing 12
  • Gray Cracker 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 15
  • Empress Leilia 4
  • Tawny Emperor 275
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 300
  • Soldier 2
  • Brown Longtail 4
  • Mournful Duskywing 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 45
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Laviana White-Skipper 35
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 8
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 6
  • Olive-clouded Skipper 1

Red-bordered Metalmark

Crimson Patch

Red-bordered Metalmark

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg, Rich Ryder

William Cullen Bryant Preserve
Nassau County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 50
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 85
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Sachem 50

Vincent Corsello

Apartment Complex,Hardyston
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Carole Mebus

Delaware Canal State Park
Northampton County, PA

Red-spotted purple was nectaring on boneset along edge of towpath.

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman St. Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Alan Wells
66-71 overcast
Possible new late date for NY Appalachian Browns?

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • Appalachian Brown 2

Matthew O'Donnell

Meadowood Special Recreation Area
Fairfax County, VA

About two dozen Sleepy Oranges flying around senna.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 24
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Dun Skipper 2

Dun Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Weverton Cliffs area
Washington County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Queens County, NY

One butterfly we did not expect to see was a Tawny Emperor, “nectaring” near the top of a garbage can in the picnic area!

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Laurel Rhodes

Felts Audubon Preserve, Palmetto FL
Manatee County, FL

Participants: Fred Allen (leader), Stuart Hills, Jean Evoy, Bill Evoy, Laurel Rhodes. Count duration: 2 hours. Weather: Clear and sunny, temp. 85-90 F.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 25+
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 9
  • Zebra Heliconian 8
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • White Peacock 25+
  • Viceroy 7
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 25+
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 2

Michael Diederich

Spring Road Butterfly Garden, Spring Road, Chappaqua, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Steven Rosenthal

Lido Passive Nature Preserve, Lido Beach/Point Lookout NY
Nassau County, NY

First of two 50min stops in the area targeting Monarch and Common Buckeye, which have been very scarce and uncommon this year, respectively. In a normal year, at least a couple of dozen monarchs would be expected.

  • Monarch 1 - 2

Steven Rosenthal

Firemen's Memorial Park, Point Lookout
Nassau County, NY

2nd of two local 50min stops targeting Monarch and Common Buckeye, which have been scarce and uncommon, respectively, this year. Most butterflies along the sandy trails leading south. Temps in mid to upper 60s. Should be many Monarchs passing by in a normal year.

One sulphur was a very pale white alba form.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1 - 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Rich Kelly, Patricia Aitken

Caumsett State Park
Suffolk County, NY

  • Cabbage White 40
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 10
  • Sachem 90
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 12

Monarch

Common Checkered-Skipper

Barb Sendelbach

Lafayette
Sussex County, NJ

Viceroy ovipositing on corkscrew willow.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Viceroy

Ronald Hedden

Back yard in Lubbock
Lubbock County, TX

Checkered whites were seemingly absent this past summer, but cabbage whites are abundant.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Bordered Patch

Orange Skipperling

Eufala Skipper

Cabbage White

Fiery Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Reakirt's Blue

Sachem

Bordered Patch

Orange Sulphur

Sachem

Dennis Holmes

About one mile north of Old Station along Hwy 89.
Shasta County, CA

The Rabbitbush was in full bloom - the skippers were all over it!

  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Northern White-Skipper 75
  • Juba Skipper 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 4

Northern White-Skipper

Michael Drake

Soldier's Delight
Baltimore County, MD

No sign of Leonard’s Skipper despite three hours of looking.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 46
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Leonard's Skipper 0
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 11

Karen Talasco

Riverdale
Passaic County, NJ

Spotted 1 fly through our yard right over, within inches, past 4 butterfly bushes, that still have many full blooms on them. 4pm in the afternoon, mixed sun & clouds, 71 degrees. This is the FIRST MONARCH spotted here this year. Last year we were loaded with them.

  • Monarch 1

Vincent Corsello

Appalachian Trail Lands From Around Canal To State Route 94,Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 27
  • Clouded Sulphur 14
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Blandair Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem common

Common Buckeye

Clouded Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Clouded Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

John Lampkin

Rockland Country Club Golf Course
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Groundskeeper Matt Ceplo
68, sun & clouds

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 36
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 42
  • Sachem 53

Dennis Holmes

The one mile stretch of the Sacramento River below Keswick Dam in Redding, CA.
Shasta County, CA

The Gray Hairstreak that is ovipositing is on Eriogonum wrightii.

  • Gray Hairstreak 12
  • Acmon Blue common
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Ringlet 1

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Eastern Comma

Black Swallowtail

Vincent Corsello

Backyard Butterfly Garden,Brooklyn
Kings County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

Warren A. Jacobs

Cuddy Park, Lower Frederick Twp
Montgomery County, PA

  • Orange Sulphur
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Question Mark
  • Monarch
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Question Mark

Variegated Fritillary

Monarch

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Sachem

Orange su

James Fleullan

J.F. Gregory Park
Bryan County, GA

Potential Rare Skippers but couldn’t get confirmation.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 6

Jim Wilkinson

Blandair Park
Howard County, MD

Sleepy Orange summer form still around—fall form here on September 16

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 16
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 6

Sleepy Orange

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman St. Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Alan Wells.
As far as I know, this is a late date for Appalachian Browns in the lower Hudson Valley.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 5
  • Pearl Crescent 26
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Monarch 1

James Fleullan

J.F. Gregory Park
Bryan County, GA

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Palatka Skipper 2

Broad-winged Skipper

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Pioneer Trail
Morgan County, UT

The 1st 2.5 miles of the trail (out-n-back). Started at 3:30pm.

  • Colorado Hairstreak 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Satyr Comma 1

David L. Amadio

Roadsides from Vienna to the Blackwater NWR
Dorchester County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 21
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 29
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 21
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Sachem 1

David L. Amadio

Blackwater NWR
Dorchester County, MD

Observations made on the wildlife drive & the Tubman Trail. Vegetation along the drive was much improved over last year. Last year the vegetation was mowed right down to the water’s edge. Goldenrod was the dominant nectar source.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 45
  • Cloudless Sulphur 24
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Bronze Copper 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 35
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 36
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 18
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 98
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 23
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sachem 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Tom Palmer

Canaveral National Seashore
Volusia County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 13
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 17
  • Zebra Heliconian 21
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Mangrove Buckeye 28
  • White Peacock 4
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 23
  • Obscure Skipper 3

Salt Marsh Skipper

Mangrove Skipper

Mangrove Buckeye

Obscure Skipper

Steven Glynn

Longwood Gardens
Chester County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Sachem abundant

Bob Padgett

Reed Road, Smyrna
Cobb County, GA

We are a little north of the Zebra Heliconian range, but for 4 days we have had a single zebra longwing visit our butterfly-caterpillar garden feeding exclusively on Mexican sunflower-tithonia. The photo doesn’t bring out the yellow stripes as they appear in person, but this is a very striking butterfly. Undoubtly a male because it was not interested in any of the several passion vines we have.

  • Zebra Heliconian 1

Zebra Heliconian

Jim Springer

Creef Cut Wildlife Trail, Alligator River NWR
Dare County, NC

Viceroys were fresh, most other butterflies showing some wear.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 30
  • Cloudless Sulphur 25
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 25
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Palatka Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 9

Vincent Corsello

Parking Area Off Canal Road,Appalachian Trail Lands,Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

The Gray Comma was at a mud puddle with three Eastern Commas.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 19
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Gray Comma 1

Jim Wilkinson

Blandair Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1

Sleepy Orange

Cynthia Cat Traylor

Edinburg - my back yard
Hidalgo County, TX

Found numerous Cracker eggs on my dalechampia discoreifolia vine. Did not see the butterfly but am assuming it was a Gray Cracker.

  • Gray Cracker 1

Gray Cracker egg

Andrew Block

10 Commerce Dr., New Rochelle,
Westchester County, NY

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Vincent Corsello

Appalachain Trail Lands From County Route 517 To The Base Of Wawayanda Mountain,Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 73
  • Clouded Sulphur 42
  • Orange Sulphur 44
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Hopewell Neighborhood, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Least Skipper 1

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman St. Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Alan Wells
55-59, sun changing to overcast
2 very fresh Pearl Crescents

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Least Skipper 1

James Fleullan

The Sparrow Fields, The Landings, Skidaway Island
Chatham County, GA

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur very common
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 6
  • Queen 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Queen

Queen

Jim Springer

Buxton Woods, Buxton
Dare County, NC

Red-spotted Purples were very fresh

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Southern Pearly-eye 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5

Michael Diederich

Spring Road Butterfly Garden, Spring Road, Chappaqua, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Steven Rosenthal

Gulf Shores, Alabama
Baldwin County, AL

not much to show for a whole afternoon….very different from a late October last yr at same location. Although I was not primarily butterflying, I was paying attention…and everywhere i went almost every large orange butterfly turned out to be a Gulf Fritillary.

  • Gulf Fritillary very common
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Monarch 8

Ronald Hedden

Back yard in Lubbock, TX
Lubbock County, TX

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Western Pygmy-Blue A
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 5
  • Sachem 2

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

This is one of few records of Arogos Skipper at this state park though the habitat and host plant are here. This worn female was confirmed by an Arogos Skipper expert. Weather was not very good with rain moving into area in early afternoon. Brisk winds. Lots of Carphephorus corymbosus but not much liatris yet.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 10
  • Little Yellow 11
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • White Peacock 36
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 32
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 7
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 4
  • Arogos Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 7
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 24
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 9

Palmetto Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Andrew Block

Fire Island Lighthouse, Babylon,
Suffolk County, NY

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 2

Allan R. Loudell

Elk Neck State Park
Cecil County, MD

2-hour walk, about 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Absence of Monarchs stunning! Nice to see a Common Buckeye, another butterfly which would normally be numerous here this time of year!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 12
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 25+
  • Orange Sulphur 22
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 20+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 150+
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Steven Rosenthal

Pine Beach Trail and Gulf Beach, Bon Secour NWR
Baldwin County, AL

almost no monarchs…..again….every large orange butterfly was a Gulf Frit except one monarch that i scared up.
common buckeyes were ridiculously abundant

  • Gulf Fritillary very common
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Monarch 1

Ronald Hedden

Back yard in Lubbock, TX
Lubbock County, TX

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Western Pygmy-Blue A
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Queen 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Sachem 2

Vesta Crescent

Common Mestra

Linda Cooper

Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve, Rock Ridge Rd entrance. This former WMA spreads over Polk, Lake and Sumter Counties.
Polk County, FL

We hit the jackpot here! This area is NOT open to the public EXCEPT during hunting season. We had to get special permission for entry. One Arogos Skipper was seen on survey here on Sep. 8. This one was in Lake County. The one found on Sep. 28 was in Sumter County and very fresh individual. It is really a shame it is only open during hunting season which doesn’t start until mid-Oct. Rare skippers are flying NOW! Also there is a cool historic site on Main Grade with a memorial plaque to two members of the Stewart family murdered by an axe-wielding grandson and friend in the early 1900s.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 26
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 25
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 33
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • White Peacock 16
  • Viceroy 19
  • Queen 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 9
  • Whirlabout 40
  • Southern Broken-Dash 60
  • Arogos Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Byssus Skipper 13
  • Palmetto Skipper 5
  • Berry's Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 9
  • Ocola Skipper 22

Byssus Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

1st mile of Red Pine Lake Trail - Little Cottonwood Canyon
Salt Lake County, UT

1st mountain snow of the season on Friday. Snow is on ground but melting.

  • Hoary Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Montgomery County, PA

Surprisingly slow for a warm, sunny late September day. The Red Admiral was noteworthy because its been absent for much of the summer. This is the first I’ve seen in more than two months.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4

John Lampkin

Rockland Country Club Golf Course
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Groundskeeper Matt Ceplo
60-67

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sachem 3

Henry Kindervatter

Hamilton Honda Detention Basin (40.189278N, -74.648099W)
Mercer County, NJ

While waiting for my car to be serviced I checked out an area of about 2 acres that has been very productive for butterflies over the past year or so as I have an hour or two to kill while waiting for the car. I checked out the area from 3:00 - 4:30 pm. It was warm (around 75º F) and sunny. Great for pictures.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 30
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 4

Variegated Fritillary

Orange Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Amy Easley

Highland Colony Baptist- parking lot, natural area , in Madison
Madison County, MS

  • Viceroy 1

Viceroy